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Delhi govt reviews implementation of PM`s 15-pt programme

Last Updated: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 20:35

New Delhi: Delhi Government on Monday reviewed implementation of Prime Minister`s 15-point programme for welfare of minorities in the national capital and decided to
put more effort in implementing the schemes.

The review was made at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

She later said Government was committed to implement the Prime Minister`s 15-Point Programme for the welfare of minorities.

As per provisions of the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992, five religious communities -- Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Parsis -- have been notified
as minorities.

Dikshit said her government has been concentrating on better facilities of transport, health and education in predominantly minority inhabited areas.

In order to provide for training and income earning opportunities, she said city government has launched various schemes.

Officials said Government has identified Mithapur, Savada Ghewara, Aman Vihar, Bawana and Burari as new areas for implementing minority welfare schemes.

They said it has also been decided to fill vacant posts of Urdu teachers in government-run schools.

The city government is also concentrating on ensuring an equitable share for minorities in economic activities and employment through various schemes, they said.


First Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 20:35
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